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<strong>No</strong> <strong>Greater</strong> <strong>Joy</strong><br />

Where are <strong>the</strong> MEN?<br />


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Vol. 9 <strong>No</strong>. 2<br />

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Where<br />

are <strong>the</strong><br />

Men?<br />

by Michael Pearl<br />

An in-depth look<br />

at <strong>the</strong> role of<br />

leadership and<br />

authority meant for<br />

pastors and elders,<br />

and <strong>the</strong> issue of<br />

adults honoring<br />

and obeying <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

parents. This<br />

article will release<br />

thousands from <strong>the</strong><br />

fear of man and <strong>the</strong><br />

bondage of religion.<br />

20<br />

Autism<br />

Answered<br />

by Debi Pearl<br />

For <strong>the</strong> many children,<br />

whose lives<br />

have been a nightmare,<br />

I now knew<br />

<strong>the</strong>re was hope.<br />

(On <strong>the</strong> Cover)<br />

We here at <strong>the</strong> NGJ offi ce became tired of always being politically correct, so our<br />

cover sports a photo of Jesse <strong>No</strong>el holding a toy gun.


THE MEN?<br />

Something is out of whack, and for too long now it has been fostered on <strong>the</strong> church<br />

as Bible doctrine. The doctrine of “giving up your rights” has been taken to cult-like<br />

extremes. ~ by MICHAEL PEARL.<br />

Who is <strong>the</strong> head of<br />

your family?<br />

A divorced mo<strong>the</strong>r expects her<br />

30-year-old son to submit to her<br />

opinion as to whom he will marry<br />

and when. She claims that it is her<br />

God-given role to be <strong>the</strong> head over<br />

her son until death do <strong>the</strong>m part.<br />

A woman submits to <strong>the</strong> meddling<br />

of her mo<strong>the</strong>r-in-law because<br />

she has been taught that she is to<br />

subject herself to her husband’s<br />

parents. A family feels it is God’s<br />

will for <strong>the</strong>m to homeschool<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir children, but <strong>the</strong>ir pastor<br />

demands that <strong>the</strong>y send <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

children to <strong>the</strong> church school. He<br />

warns <strong>the</strong>m that <strong>the</strong>y will be in<br />

rebellion to God if <strong>the</strong>y do not<br />

submit to his pastoral authority.<br />

A family motivated by <strong>the</strong><br />

conviction that <strong>the</strong>y should honor<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir fa<strong>the</strong>r and mo<strong>the</strong>r grieves as<br />

<strong>the</strong>y watch <strong>the</strong>ir children suffer<br />

from <strong>the</strong> permissive influence of<br />

grandparents. But, <strong>the</strong>y dare not<br />

take steps to protect <strong>the</strong>ir children,<br />

for <strong>the</strong>y are supposed to honor<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir parents, aren’t <strong>the</strong>y?<br />

And <strong>the</strong> list could go on and<br />

on! To compound <strong>the</strong> problem,<br />

in recent years <strong>the</strong>re has arisen<br />

a twisted doctrine advocating<br />

that <strong>the</strong> family be constructed<br />

around a patriarchal head. This<br />

modern heresy has sanctioned<br />

<strong>the</strong> depraved human tendency to deliver <strong>the</strong> message. Yet, I must be<br />

dominate by allowing potentates faithful. The pervasive stench of<br />

to pose as patriarchs. In addition, religion, on <strong>the</strong> one hand, and <strong>the</strong><br />

for <strong>the</strong> many who blindly submit, glory of our liberty in Christ, on<br />

this practice has satisfied <strong>the</strong> <strong>the</strong> o<strong>the</strong>r, demand that we address<br />

common human weakness of this issue head on. This message<br />

commuting one’s responsibility. will release thousands from <strong>the</strong><br />

Some are giving up rights <strong>the</strong>y fear of men and from <strong>the</strong> bondage<br />

have no right to forfeit, and of religion.<br />

o<strong>the</strong>rs are taking to <strong>the</strong>mselves<br />

powers that no man has a right to The letters you will<br />

wield. For many families, this has<br />

read are average<br />

become a great source of friction.<br />

It is all about a grab for samples, taken from<br />

authority or a willingness to among many.<br />

abdicate one’s unalienable<br />

Dear Mike,<br />

responsibility. Something is out<br />

We love our Church, but<br />

of whack, and for too long now it<br />

something has come up that<br />

has been fostered on <strong>the</strong> church<br />

we feel is threatening our<br />

as Bible doctrine. Families are<br />

home. Our Pastor started<br />

stumbling, and children are being<br />

this youth choir for <strong>the</strong> young<br />

hurt.<br />

teens. They get toge<strong>the</strong>r and<br />

Every week we receive practice, and <strong>the</strong>n <strong>the</strong>y travel<br />

several letters or emails that have with <strong>the</strong> older teens to sing in<br />

to do with this subject. We have o<strong>the</strong>r Churches. We are not<br />

answered many letters personally, comfortable with our young<br />

but, until now, we have deferred daughter leaving home so much,<br />

going public. Of late, <strong>the</strong> sheer especially traveling and staying<br />

volume of correspondence on in motels with much older boys<br />

this issue, and <strong>the</strong> fact that it is and girls and with o<strong>the</strong>r adults.<br />

destroying families, has forced us Our Pastor feels he is in <strong>the</strong><br />

to address this subject candidly. line of authority and that my<br />

I write and publish this with wife and I should submit. If<br />

great reluctance. I do not doubt we don‛t, we are in rebellion<br />

that <strong>the</strong> things I say are <strong>the</strong> and will be treated as such. We<br />

truth, but <strong>the</strong>y cut so deep that want to do what is right.<br />

I recognize my unworthiness to<br />

C. M.<br />

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Dear Bro<strong>the</strong>r Pearl,<br />

Our Church has a school,<br />

and our Pastor has made it clear<br />

he expects all members of <strong>the</strong><br />

Church to send <strong>the</strong>ir children<br />

to <strong>the</strong> Church school. As we<br />

learned about homeschooling,<br />

we felt more and more that<br />

God was calling us to train our<br />

children at home. We talked<br />

with <strong>the</strong> children, showed <strong>the</strong>m<br />

<strong>the</strong> literature on it, and <strong>the</strong>y<br />

were all for it. When our Pastor<br />

heard we were considering this,<br />

he called us in and told us that<br />

he would consider our decision<br />

rebellion against <strong>the</strong> Church and<br />

God. I believe that parents have<br />

<strong>the</strong> God-given authority and<br />

responsibility for training <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

children. Given our Church‛s<br />

position,<br />

how<br />

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can I do this and not be<br />

rebelling against authority?<br />

F. T.<br />

Your pastor is deceived and<br />

so are you. You have allowed<br />

your family to be placed under<br />

bondage. Dictators are made<br />

by <strong>the</strong> people that submit to<br />

<strong>the</strong>m. You share <strong>the</strong> blame. Your<br />

preacher will have to answer to<br />

God for usurping authority that<br />

belongs to God only, and you will<br />

have to answer to God for <strong>the</strong> evil<br />

consequences that come upon<br />

your wife and children as a result<br />

of yielding your conscience to<br />

ano<strong>the</strong>r human being.<br />

This is nothing new. Twentysix<br />

hundred years ago <strong>the</strong> prophet<br />

Jeremiah wrote: “The prophets<br />

prophesy falsely, [Which is what<br />

<strong>the</strong>se preachers are doing when<br />

<strong>the</strong>y claim to hold authority to<br />

direct your personal affairs.]<br />

and <strong>the</strong> priests bear rule by<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir means; [They bear rule<br />

by no authority higher than <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

powers of persuasion.] and my<br />

people love to have it so: [Church<br />

members like to have a strong man<br />

tell <strong>the</strong>m what to do so <strong>the</strong>y don’t<br />

have to think and pray. It provides<br />

a false sense of spiritual security.]<br />

and what will ye do in <strong>the</strong> end<br />

<strong>the</strong>reof?”- Jeremiah 5:31. The<br />

end <strong>the</strong>reof was sin and servitude.<br />

You have no right to convey<br />

your authority as head of your<br />

home to your pastor or to an<br />

angel from heaven. God<br />

placed <strong>the</strong> husband as<br />

head of <strong>the</strong> home, not<br />

<strong>the</strong> pastor.<br />

The church in<br />

Corinth was allowing<br />

itself to be led astray in<br />

matters of doctrine, and<br />

Paul told <strong>the</strong>m, “Watch<br />

ye, stand fast in <strong>the</strong> faith,<br />

quit you like men, be<br />

strong”- 1Corinthians 16:<br />

13. “Quit you like men”<br />

means, conduct yourselves as<br />

men should—act like men. He<br />

was telling <strong>the</strong>m to stand up to<br />

this false doctrine in a manner as<br />

is worthy of men. When I look<br />

across <strong>the</strong> churches of America, I<br />

must ask, “Where are <strong>the</strong> men?”<br />

If families are not run by <strong>the</strong><br />

children, <strong>the</strong>y are run by <strong>the</strong><br />

wives. If not by <strong>the</strong> wives, <strong>the</strong>n by<br />

<strong>the</strong> preachers. “As for my people,<br />

children are <strong>the</strong>ir oppressors,<br />

and women rule over <strong>the</strong>m. O<br />

my people, <strong>the</strong>y which lead <strong>the</strong>e<br />

cause <strong>the</strong>e to err, and destroy<br />

<strong>the</strong> way of thy paths.” – Isaiah.<br />

3:12. Fa<strong>the</strong>rs have abandoned <strong>the</strong><br />

“path” God laid out for <strong>the</strong> family.<br />

Where are <strong>the</strong> men?<br />

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Is my pastor <strong>the</strong> head<br />

of my home?<br />

We will examine all <strong>the</strong> verses<br />

that are offered in support of <strong>the</strong><br />

doctrine of pastoral dominance.<br />

The Scriptural information on<br />

pastors is very limited. The<br />

word pastor is found in <strong>the</strong> New<br />

Testament (KJV) only one time<br />

(Ephesians 4:11), and <strong>the</strong>re is no<br />

mention of pastors having any<br />

authority to rule or command <strong>the</strong><br />

church. His function is that of a<br />

teacher of <strong>the</strong> Word of God.<br />

Ephesians 4:11 And he<br />

gave some, apostles; and some,<br />

prophets; and some, evangelists;<br />

and some, pastors and teachers;<br />

12 For <strong>the</strong> perfecting of<br />

<strong>the</strong> saints, for <strong>the</strong> work of <strong>the</strong><br />

ministry, for <strong>the</strong> edifying of <strong>the</strong><br />

body of Christ:<br />

13 Till we all come in <strong>the</strong><br />

unity of <strong>the</strong> faith, and of <strong>the</strong><br />

knowledge of <strong>the</strong> Son of God,<br />

unto a perfect man, unto <strong>the</strong><br />

measure of <strong>the</strong> stature of <strong>the</strong><br />

fulness of Christ:<br />

14 That we henceforth be no<br />

more children, tossed to and fro,<br />

and carried about with every<br />

wind of doctrine, by <strong>the</strong> sleight<br />

of men, and cunning craftiness,<br />

whereby <strong>the</strong>y lie in wait to<br />

deceive;<br />

15 But speaking <strong>the</strong> truth<br />

in love, may grow up into him<br />

in all things, which is <strong>the</strong> head,<br />

even Christ:<br />

16 From whom <strong>the</strong> whole<br />

body fitly joined toge<strong>the</strong>r and<br />

compacted by that which every<br />

joint supplieth, according to <strong>the</strong><br />

effectual working in <strong>the</strong> measure<br />

of every part, maketh increase<br />

of <strong>the</strong> body unto <strong>the</strong> edifying of<br />

itself in love.

The pastor is a teacher of <strong>the</strong><br />

word of God. His job description<br />

is given in verses 12-16.<br />

He teaches and edifies <strong>the</strong><br />

body of Christ, guiding it to<br />

minister to itself until it grows up.<br />

Verse 15 clearly identifies <strong>the</strong> head<br />

of <strong>the</strong> church as Christ, not <strong>the</strong><br />

pastor.<br />

Should elders “rule” my<br />

home?<br />

Local churches were ruled<br />

by elders, sometimes called<br />

bishops. The word, “rule” is<br />

used in reference to elders in just<br />

two passages. It is not used in<br />

reference to bishops.<br />

1Tim 5:17 Let <strong>the</strong> elders that<br />

rule well be counted worthy of<br />

double honour, especially <strong>the</strong>y<br />

who labour in <strong>the</strong> word and<br />

doctrine.<br />

18 For <strong>the</strong> scripture saith,<br />

Thou shalt not muzzle <strong>the</strong> ox<br />

that treadeth out <strong>the</strong> corn. And,<br />

The labourer is worthy of his<br />

reward.<br />

The elders rule <strong>the</strong> church<br />

in a manner prescribed by<br />

Scripture (teaching Bible<br />

doctrine) Their rule is not<br />

autonomous.<br />

Heb13:7 Remember <strong>the</strong>m<br />

which have <strong>the</strong> rule over you,<br />

who have spoken unto you <strong>the</strong><br />

word of God: whose faith follow,<br />

considering <strong>the</strong> end of <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

conversation.<br />

9 Be not carried about with<br />

divers and strange doctrines.<br />

[They obey in regard to <strong>the</strong> word<br />

of God spoken]<br />

17 Obey <strong>the</strong>m that have<br />

<strong>the</strong> rule over you, [verse 7—<strong>the</strong><br />

one who led <strong>the</strong>m to Christ] and<br />

submit yourselves: for <strong>the</strong>y<br />

watch for your souls, as <strong>the</strong>y<br />

that must give account, that <strong>the</strong>y<br />

may do it with joy, and not with<br />

grief: for that is unprofitable for<br />

you.<br />

24 Salute all <strong>the</strong>m that have<br />

<strong>the</strong> rule over you, and all <strong>the</strong><br />

saints. They of Italy salute you.<br />

Again, <strong>the</strong> elders rule by<br />

speaking <strong>the</strong> word of God and<br />

by living an example of faith that<br />

o<strong>the</strong>rs can follow. In verse 17,<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir rule is described as watching<br />

for <strong>the</strong> souls of those to whom<br />

<strong>the</strong>y minister. They watch by<br />

guarding against strange doctrine<br />

that would damage <strong>the</strong> souls of<br />

those in <strong>the</strong>ir care.<br />

There is nothing that indicates<br />

that a minister has <strong>the</strong> authority<br />

to meddle in <strong>the</strong> personal life of<br />

anyone. There is not one example<br />

anywhere in Scripture that a<br />

minister ever told anyone who<br />

to marry, where to live, how to<br />

school <strong>the</strong>ir children, what job<br />

<strong>the</strong>y should hold, or any o<strong>the</strong>r<br />

matter beyond sound Bible<br />

doctrine. That is it for <strong>the</strong> word,<br />

“rule.” There are no o<strong>the</strong>r verses<br />

to examine.<br />

Should I “obey” an<br />

elder in matters of<br />

family?<br />

<strong>the</strong>m and follow <strong>the</strong>ir faith, not<br />

being carried about with divers<br />

and strange doctrines. <strong>No</strong> fur<strong>the</strong>r<br />

obedience is ever demanded.<br />

The command to submit<br />

to elders is found just one time<br />

(in <strong>the</strong> passage above), and <strong>the</strong><br />

context remains that of submitting<br />

to Bible doctrine.<br />

Guard against false<br />

shepherds<br />

Many Christians think that <strong>the</strong>y<br />

should heed anyone who happens<br />

to be at <strong>the</strong> religious helm.<br />

Jesus predicted that <strong>the</strong> church<br />

would become corrupted and<br />

that <strong>the</strong>re would be many false<br />

teachers. Jesus’ greatest enemies<br />

were religious leaders and <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

doctrines. The first three gospels<br />

are a running account of Jesus in<br />

contest with structured religion.<br />

It was religion that crucified<br />

him, and it will be religion that<br />

produces Antichrist. Man is a<br />

religious animal, and history<br />

reveals that religious ritual and<br />

tradition triumph over revealed<br />

truth and common sense in every<br />

century. So it is today.<br />

Mat<strong>the</strong>w 7:15 Beware<br />

“Obey” is used in reference to an of false prophets, which<br />

elder just one time, and it is found come to you in sheep’s<br />

in <strong>the</strong> second of our two passages clothing, but inwardly<br />

(reviewed above) containing <strong>the</strong>y are ravening<br />

<strong>the</strong> word, “ rule” in reference to wolves.<br />

elders.<br />

16 Ye shall know <strong>the</strong>m by<br />

Heb 13:17 Obey <strong>the</strong>m that <strong>the</strong>ir fruits. [He is speaking of<br />

have <strong>the</strong> rule over you, and prophets, not just Christians in<br />

submit yourselves: for <strong>the</strong>y general.]<br />

watch for your souls, as <strong>the</strong>y<br />

that must give account, that <strong>the</strong>y Mark 13:22 For false Christs<br />

may do it with joy, and not with and false prophets shall rise, and<br />

grief: for that is unprofitable for shall shew signs and wonders,<br />

you.<br />

to seduce, if it were possible,<br />

We have already discussed even <strong>the</strong> elect. [Those who claim<br />

<strong>the</strong> context of this verse above. to represent Christ will include a<br />

Christians are to obey elders in<br />

regard to <strong>the</strong> word spoken unto<br />

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number of deceivers.]<br />

The old covenant was marked<br />

by false shepherds.<br />

Isaiah 9:15 The ancient and<br />

honourable, he is <strong>the</strong> head; and<br />

<strong>the</strong> prophet that teacheth lies, he<br />

is <strong>the</strong> tail.<br />

16 For <strong>the</strong> leaders of this<br />

people cause <strong>the</strong>m to err; and<br />

<strong>the</strong>y that are led of <strong>the</strong>m are<br />

destroyed.<br />

17 Therefore <strong>the</strong> Lord shall<br />

have no joy in <strong>the</strong>ir young men,<br />

nei<strong>the</strong>r shall have mercy on<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir fa<strong>the</strong>rless and widows: for<br />

every one is an hypocrite and<br />

an evildoer, and every mouth<br />

speaketh folly.<br />

8<br />

In <strong>the</strong> passage above, <strong>the</strong><br />

leaders of <strong>the</strong> people caused<br />

<strong>the</strong>m to err, which resulted in<br />

<strong>the</strong> destruction of those who<br />

blindly followed.<br />

Even more horrendous, when<br />

<strong>the</strong> people followed false teachers,<br />

it resulted in God rejecting <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

young men, orphans, and widows.<br />

Even <strong>the</strong> apostolic church was<br />

plagued with false teachers.<br />

2Peter 2:1-3 But <strong>the</strong>re were<br />

false prophets also among <strong>the</strong><br />

people, even as <strong>the</strong>re shall be<br />

false teachers among you, who<br />

privily shall bring in damnable<br />

heresies, even denying <strong>the</strong><br />

Lord that bought <strong>the</strong>m, and<br />

bring upon <strong>the</strong>mselves swift<br />

destruction.2 And many shall<br />

follow <strong>the</strong>ir pernicious ways ; by<br />

reason of whom <strong>the</strong> way of truth<br />

shall be evil spoken of.<br />

3 And through covetousness<br />

shall <strong>the</strong>y with feigned words<br />

make merchandise of you:<br />

2Cor 11:13 For such are<br />

false apostles, deceitful workers,<br />

transforming <strong>the</strong>mselves into<br />

<strong>the</strong> apostles of Christ.<br />

There is no escaping <strong>the</strong><br />

presence of false teachers and<br />

prophets. I don’t say this so you<br />

will dismiss all teachers, for I too<br />

am a pastor/teacher/elder. But<br />

we should all be as <strong>the</strong> Berean<br />

Christians, for when <strong>the</strong> Apostle<br />

Paul himself preached to <strong>the</strong>m,<br />

<strong>the</strong>y “searched <strong>the</strong> Scriptures<br />

daily, whe<strong>the</strong>r those things were<br />

so”- Acts 17:11.<br />

The Scripture was<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir fi nal authority,<br />

not <strong>the</strong> apostle.<br />

<strong>No</strong> preacher worth his chicken<br />

dinner would be less than thrilled<br />

to have his congregation going<br />

home after hearing his sermons<br />

to check everything he said with<br />

<strong>the</strong> Word of God. Any minister<br />

who shows reluctance to being<br />

questioned is not to be trusted. The<br />

Word of God ALONE is our final<br />

authority in all matters of faith and<br />

practice.<br />

How should I respond<br />

to an elder who seeks<br />

to rule my home?<br />

What should be our response<br />

to ministers who misuse <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

gifts and offices? We are given<br />

a good example in Paul’s letter<br />

to <strong>the</strong> Galatians. He speaks of<br />

false brethren who sneak into<br />

<strong>the</strong> congregation and preach a<br />

doctrine that denies Christian<br />

liberty.<br />

Gal 2:4 And that because of<br />

false brethren unawares brought<br />

in, who came in privily to spy<br />

out our liberty which we have<br />

in Christ Jesus, that <strong>the</strong>y might<br />

bring us into bondage:<br />

So how did Paul deal<br />

with this false teaching that would<br />

bring <strong>the</strong> Christians into bondage?<br />

He did not yield for even an hour.<br />

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hour; that <strong>the</strong> truth of <strong>the</strong> gospel<br />

might continue with you.<br />

These teachers, preaching<br />

false doctrine, must have claimed<br />

to be men of special gifts, for<br />

Paul makes a point of stating how<br />

unimpressed he was. He shows<br />

no sympathy, and even disdain for<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir reputations.<br />

6 But of <strong>the</strong>se who seemed to<br />

be somewhat, (whatsoever <strong>the</strong>y )<br />

were, it maketh no matter to me:<br />

God accepteth no man’s person:<br />

for <strong>the</strong>y who seemed to be<br />

somewhat in conference added<br />

nothing to me:<br />

When <strong>the</strong> apostle Peter came<br />

to Antioch and conducted himself<br />

in a way that was misleading<br />

to <strong>the</strong> Christians, Paul rebuked<br />

him publicly. Peter’s celebrated<br />

position in <strong>the</strong> early church did<br />

not place him beyond <strong>the</strong> reach<br />

of public rebuke when he failed<br />

to act according to <strong>the</strong> truth of <strong>the</strong><br />

gospel.<br />

11 But when Peter was come<br />

to Antioch, I withstood him to<br />

<strong>the</strong> face, because he was to be<br />

blamed.<br />

14 But when I saw that <strong>the</strong>y<br />

walked not uprightly according<br />

to <strong>the</strong> truth of <strong>the</strong> gospel, I said<br />

unto Peter before <strong>the</strong>m all, If<br />

thou, being a Jew, livest after<br />

<strong>the</strong> manner of Gentiles, and not<br />

as do <strong>the</strong> Jews, why compellest<br />

thou <strong>the</strong> Gentiles to live as do<br />

<strong>the</strong> Jews?<br />

This was not just an isolated<br />

event, for Paul writes to a young<br />

preacher named Timothy and tells<br />

him to publicly rebuke any elder<br />

that sins.<br />

1Timothy 5:17 Let <strong>the</strong> elders<br />

that rule well be counted worthy<br />

of double honour, especially<br />

<strong>the</strong>y who labour in <strong>the</strong> word and<br />

doctrine. [The elder rules through<br />

<strong>the</strong> word]<br />

18 For <strong>the</strong> scripture saith,

Thou shalt not muzzle <strong>the</strong> ox<br />

that treadeth out <strong>the</strong> corn. [The<br />

preacher’s study of <strong>the</strong> word is<br />

compared to an ox treading out<br />

<strong>the</strong> corn.] And, The labourer is<br />

worthy of his reward.<br />

19 Against an elder receive<br />

not an accusation, but before<br />

two or three witnesses.<br />

20 Them that sin rebuke<br />

before all, that o<strong>the</strong>rs also may<br />

fear.<br />

The authority of a minister<br />

does not extend beyond his<br />

allegiance to <strong>the</strong> truth. He is<br />

honored only as he honors <strong>the</strong><br />

truth. If he publicly sins, he is to<br />

be publicly rebuked.<br />

Judge all ministers for<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir accuracy<br />

1 John 4:1 Beloved, believe<br />

not every spirit, but try <strong>the</strong><br />

spirits whe<strong>the</strong>r <strong>the</strong>y are of God:<br />

because many false prophets are<br />

gone out into <strong>the</strong> world.<br />

He connects <strong>the</strong> spirits with<br />

false prophets. The passage<br />

assumes that <strong>the</strong>re is a spirit<br />

behind <strong>the</strong> prophet, and that one<br />

should examine <strong>the</strong> spirit that<br />

motivates a minister. I draw your<br />

attention to <strong>the</strong> fact that ministers<br />

were not to be taken on <strong>the</strong>ir claim<br />

or <strong>the</strong>ir credentials. Any minister<br />

is suspect. Every prophet should<br />

be examined as to <strong>the</strong> spirit and<br />

<strong>the</strong> accuracy of what he says. If<br />

he has <strong>the</strong> wrong spirit, or if his<br />

message is false, <strong>the</strong> Christian has<br />

a duty to dismiss him. When a<br />

prophet speaks, o<strong>the</strong>rs should be<br />

judging <strong>the</strong> content for accuracy<br />

(1Corinthinas 14:29).<br />

What does <strong>the</strong> Bible<br />

teach about church<br />

authority?<br />

History, both secular and religious,<br />

is <strong>the</strong> sad and sordid drama of men<br />

seeking to dominate and control<br />

o<strong>the</strong>rs. Every local church has<br />

its stories of fights and struggles<br />

for control and power. It is an<br />

unending conflict. If a church<br />

has a few precious months when<br />

<strong>the</strong>re is complete harmony, it is<br />

treasured by those who experience<br />

it.<br />

Many ministers are sincere,<br />

desiring for Jesus to be <strong>the</strong><br />

shepherd of his sheep. They would<br />

love to give <strong>the</strong>mselves to nothing<br />

but <strong>the</strong> study and ministry of <strong>the</strong><br />

Word, allowing o<strong>the</strong>r elders or<br />

deacons or mature men to tend to<br />

all <strong>the</strong> o<strong>the</strong>r affairs of <strong>the</strong> church.<br />

There are always<br />

people who are<br />

uncomfortable when<br />

someone else is in a<br />

place of authority.<br />

They are self-appointed analysts,<br />

seeking out imperfections and<br />

talking about <strong>the</strong>m. If <strong>the</strong>y can,<br />

<strong>the</strong>y will keep a congregation on<br />

<strong>the</strong> edge of splitting.<br />

Their vital part in <strong>the</strong> conflict<br />

gives meaning to <strong>the</strong>ir o<strong>the</strong>rwise<br />

insignificant lives. Every local<br />

church has <strong>the</strong>m. Sometimes <strong>the</strong>y<br />

lie dormant, waiting until <strong>the</strong> time<br />

is ripe, but when <strong>the</strong>y see a crack<br />

in <strong>the</strong> minister’s armor, <strong>the</strong>y slink<br />

out of retirement and begin to<br />

ga<strong>the</strong>r and “share” information.<br />

Circumstances like <strong>the</strong>se<br />

tempt a minister to use his office<br />

to tighten up on <strong>the</strong> congregation.<br />

He is in an excellent position<br />

to dominate, and it is a great<br />

temptation to become autocratic<br />

(with <strong>the</strong> best of intentions) to<br />

save <strong>the</strong> church from heresy,<br />

immodesty, monetary abuse,<br />

selfish controllers, and any<br />

number of genuine threats to <strong>the</strong><br />

body of Christ. Fear of division<br />

and strife are what motivates<br />

him at first, but <strong>the</strong>n <strong>the</strong>re are <strong>the</strong><br />

lower motives: fear of financial<br />

loss, fear of losing his job, fear of<br />

rejection and failure. He begins<br />

to lord it over God’s heritage.<br />

The tighter he squeezes, <strong>the</strong> more<br />

things slip beyond his control. It<br />

eventually degenerates to a battle<br />

for self-survival. Once he crosses<br />

<strong>the</strong> unseen line and makes himself<br />

<strong>the</strong> head of <strong>the</strong> church, <strong>the</strong>re is<br />

nothing to stop him from drifting<br />

fur<strong>the</strong>r and fur<strong>the</strong>r into making his<br />

own rules. He no longer resembles<br />

a true minister of <strong>the</strong> gospel, and<br />

<strong>the</strong> church becomes a corporation<br />

with a desperate C.E.O. at <strong>the</strong> top.<br />

This is not <strong>the</strong> exception. Sadly, it<br />

is <strong>the</strong> rule.<br />

I take no pleasure in saying<br />

<strong>the</strong>se things. I feel like a juryman<br />

sitting in judgment of a battlescarred<br />

soldier who made a<br />

mistake on <strong>the</strong> battlefield.<br />

Pastoring is a tough job. It places<br />

mortals on pedestals and grants<br />

<strong>the</strong>m powers meant only for God.<br />

It is a wonder that any ministers<br />

of modern churches ever avoid<br />

all <strong>the</strong> pitfalls. James said, “My<br />

brethren, be not many masters,<br />

knowing that we shall receive<br />

<strong>the</strong> greater condemnation. For<br />

in many things we offend all. If<br />

any man offend not in word, <strong>the</strong><br />

same is a perfect man, and able<br />

also to bridle <strong>the</strong> whole body”-<br />

James 3:1-2. It is a warning to<br />

not seek a place of authority, for<br />

it is a difficult horse to ride. For<br />

that reason, Paul told Timothy<br />

in regard to choosing bishops:<br />

“<strong>No</strong>t a novice, lest being lifted<br />

up with pride he fall into <strong>the</strong><br />

condemnation of <strong>the</strong> devil”-<br />

1Timothy 3:6.<br />

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to rule<br />

The disciples manifested this<br />

human frailty to dominate. Two<br />

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to ask for <strong>the</strong> highest positions—<br />

above <strong>the</strong> o<strong>the</strong>r ten.<br />

Mark 10:6 And he said unto<br />

<strong>the</strong>m, What would ye that I<br />

should do for you?<br />

37 They said unto him,<br />

Grant unto us that we may sit,<br />

one on thy right hand, and <strong>the</strong><br />

o<strong>the</strong>r on thy left hand, in thy<br />

glory.<br />

42 But Jesus called <strong>the</strong>m<br />

to him, and saith unto <strong>the</strong>m,<br />

Ye know that <strong>the</strong>y which are<br />

accounted to rule over <strong>the</strong><br />

Gentiles exercise lordship over<br />

<strong>the</strong>m; and <strong>the</strong>ir great ones<br />

exercise authority upon <strong>the</strong>m.<br />

43 But so shall it not be<br />

among you: but whosoever will<br />

be great among you, shall be<br />

your minister:<br />

44 And whosoever of you<br />

will be <strong>the</strong> chiefest, shall be<br />

servant of all.<br />

45 For even <strong>the</strong> Son of man<br />

came not to be ministered unto,<br />

but to minister, and to give his<br />

life a ransom for many.<br />

The same word translated<br />

“exercise authority,” above, is<br />

found in 1Peter 5:3 translated as<br />

“being lords over.” In Mat<strong>the</strong>w<br />

20:25 it is translated as “exercise<br />

dominion over.” <strong>No</strong> such word is<br />

used in reference to <strong>the</strong> ruling of<br />

elders. In <strong>the</strong> passage above, Jesus<br />

told <strong>the</strong> disciples that <strong>the</strong> church<br />

was not going to be like human<br />

institutions and corporations.<br />

There will not be anyone at <strong>the</strong> top<br />

exercising authority, dominion, or<br />

lordship over <strong>the</strong> o<strong>the</strong>rs. The top is<br />

<strong>the</strong> bottom. One rules by serving<br />

o<strong>the</strong>rs; he doesn’t serve by ruling.<br />

His message is: don’t seek a high<br />

seat of power; seek a low place of<br />

service. This balance is virtually<br />

unknown in today’s church.<br />

In <strong>the</strong> following passage<br />

Peter tells <strong>the</strong> elders to do<br />

what elders do: feed <strong>the</strong><br />

fl ock—preach <strong>the</strong> Word.<br />

He warns <strong>the</strong>m that while <strong>the</strong>y<br />

are teaching <strong>the</strong> Word, <strong>the</strong>y should<br />

not lord it over God’s heritage, but<br />

rule by example.<br />

1Peter 4:1 The elders which<br />

are among you I exhort, who am<br />

also an elder, and a witness of<br />

<strong>the</strong> sufferings of Christ, and also<br />

a partaker of <strong>the</strong> glory that shall<br />

be revealed:<br />

2 Feed <strong>the</strong> flock of God<br />

which is among you, taking<br />

<strong>the</strong> oversight <strong>the</strong>reof , not by<br />

constraint, but willingly; not for<br />

filthy lucre, but of a ready mind;<br />

3 Nei<strong>the</strong>r as being lords<br />

over God’s heritage, but being<br />

ensamples to <strong>the</strong> flock.<br />

The following passages<br />

are <strong>the</strong> clincher. These<br />

are <strong>the</strong> only places<br />

where <strong>the</strong> chain of<br />

command is given. It<br />

is very clear. Listen up! The head<br />

of <strong>the</strong> woman is her husband. The<br />

head of <strong>the</strong> husband is Christ, and<br />

<strong>the</strong> head of Christ is <strong>the</strong> Fa<strong>the</strong>r.<br />

There is no pastor or elder in <strong>the</strong><br />

chain of command. He rules <strong>the</strong><br />

church by obediently preaching<br />

<strong>the</strong> word. He has no authority to<br />

rule a man’s wife or his children<br />

or <strong>the</strong> man.<br />

1Corinthians 11:1 Be ye<br />

followers of me, even as I also<br />

am of Christ.<br />

2 <strong>No</strong>w I praise you,<br />

brethren, that ye remember<br />

me in all things, and keep <strong>the</strong><br />

ordinances, as I delivered <strong>the</strong>m<br />

to you.<br />

3 But I would have you<br />

know, that <strong>the</strong> head of every<br />

man is Christ;[not an elder or<br />

pastor] and <strong>the</strong> head of <strong>the</strong><br />

woman is <strong>the</strong> man; [not just any<br />

man—only her husband] and <strong>the</strong><br />

head of Christ is God.<br />

Ephesians 5:21 Submitting<br />

yourselves one to ano<strong>the</strong>r in<br />

<strong>the</strong> fear of God. [<strong>No</strong> one in <strong>the</strong><br />

church is expected to be “above<br />

submitting.”]<br />

22 Wives, submit yourselves<br />

unto your own husbands, [<strong>No</strong>t to<br />

a pastor, elder, or bishop.] as unto<br />

<strong>the</strong> Lord.<br />

23 For <strong>the</strong> husband is <strong>the</strong><br />

head of <strong>the</strong> wife, even as Christ<br />

is <strong>the</strong> head of <strong>the</strong> church: [<strong>No</strong><br />

one or group of men are <strong>the</strong><br />

“head” of <strong>the</strong> church.] and he is<br />

<strong>the</strong> saviour of <strong>the</strong> body. [ <strong>No</strong> one<br />

measures up to being <strong>the</strong> “saviour”<br />

of <strong>the</strong> body of Christ, <strong>the</strong> Church.]<br />

24 Therefore as <strong>the</strong> church<br />

is subject unto Christ, so let <strong>the</strong><br />

wives be to <strong>the</strong>ir own husbands<br />

in every thing. [Scripture sure<br />

keeps <strong>the</strong> chain of command<br />

working well, all under Christ!]<br />

So how do elders rule?<br />

What is <strong>the</strong>ir ministry? There is a<br />

perfect example in Acts 15. It has<br />

all <strong>the</strong> ingredients. There was a<br />

big dispute over what constituted<br />

salvation for Gentiles. When <strong>the</strong><br />

issue came to a head, <strong>the</strong> apostles<br />

and elders came toge<strong>the</strong>r with<br />

<strong>the</strong> whole congregation to decide<br />

on church doctrine regarding <strong>the</strong><br />

salvation of Gentiles. Read <strong>the</strong><br />

chapter and note that <strong>the</strong> decision<br />

reached by <strong>the</strong> elders and apostles<br />

was in <strong>the</strong> presence of all <strong>the</strong><br />

church and with <strong>the</strong>ir unanimous<br />

consent. The issue was finally<br />

decided when James quoted<br />

Scripture that pointed <strong>the</strong>m to a<br />

correct course of action. The word<br />

of God confirmed <strong>the</strong> alreadystated<br />

views of Barnabas, Peter,<br />

and Paul.<br />

Acts 15:22 Then pleased<br />

it <strong>the</strong> apostles and elders,<br />

with <strong>the</strong> whole church, to<br />

send chosen men of <strong>the</strong>ir own<br />

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company to Antioch with Paul<br />

and Barnabas; namely, Judas<br />

surnamed Barsabas, and Silas,<br />

chief men among <strong>the</strong> brethren:<br />

23 And <strong>the</strong>y wrote letters by<br />

<strong>the</strong>m after this manner; The<br />

apostles and elders and brethren<br />

send greeting unto <strong>the</strong> brethren<br />

which are of <strong>the</strong> Gentiles in<br />

Antioch and Syria and Cilicia:<br />

25 It seemed good unto us, being<br />

assembled with one accord, to<br />

send chosen men unto you with<br />

our beloved Barnabas and Paul,<br />

28 For it seemed good to <strong>the</strong><br />

Holy Ghost, and to us, to lay<br />

upon you no greater burden<br />

than <strong>the</strong>se necessary things;<br />

The letter was sent in <strong>the</strong><br />

name of <strong>the</strong> apostles, elders, and<br />

brethren (<strong>the</strong> whole congregation)<br />

with <strong>the</strong> affirmation that it was by<br />

<strong>the</strong> guidance of <strong>the</strong> Holy Spirit<br />

that <strong>the</strong>y spoke with one accord.<br />

So we see that <strong>the</strong> elders<br />

functioned as teachers and led<br />

<strong>the</strong> church to have one mind on<br />

<strong>the</strong> issue. They used Scripture to<br />

persuade, and did not coerce or<br />

demand as one with sole authority.<br />

Their authority did not exceed<br />

Scripture and <strong>the</strong> guidance of <strong>the</strong><br />

Holy Spirit as perceived by <strong>the</strong><br />

whole congregation.<br />

In Paul’s letter to Timothy,<br />

he says that a bishop should rule<br />

his house and have his children<br />

in subjection, but concerning <strong>the</strong><br />

church he said a bishop should<br />

take care of <strong>the</strong> church.<br />

1 Timothy 3:4 One that<br />

ruleth well his own house,<br />

having his children in subjection<br />

with all gravity;<br />

5 (For if a man know not how to<br />

rule his own house, how shall he<br />

take care of <strong>the</strong> church of God?)<br />

[A minister takes care of <strong>the</strong><br />

church by ministering <strong>the</strong> Word of<br />

God, not by meddling in personal<br />

affairs.]<br />

After looking at all pertinent<br />

Scripture on <strong>the</strong> subject, it is<br />

clear that a man is <strong>the</strong> head of his<br />

family, under no one but Christ.<br />

And God has blessed <strong>the</strong> man<br />

with o<strong>the</strong>r men who have gifts<br />

of ministry. They guide and lead<br />

by example and teaching of <strong>the</strong><br />

Word of God. You can thank God<br />

for teaching/preaching elders who<br />

rule by accurate Bible doctrine<br />

and mind <strong>the</strong>ir own business.<br />

Umbrella of authority?<br />

In recent years a doctrine of<br />

“giving up your rights” has been<br />

taken to cult-like extremes. It is<br />

<strong>the</strong> concept that one is protected<br />

from <strong>the</strong> consequences of his<br />

actions if he is under an umbrella<br />

of authority. Their surrender<br />

of conscience to authority is<br />

reminiscent of <strong>the</strong> Dark Age<br />

concept of <strong>the</strong> divine right of<br />

kings and masters.<br />

<strong>No</strong> one has a right<br />

to convey or assign<br />

his conscience to <strong>the</strong><br />

care of ano<strong>the</strong>r—not<br />

children to <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

parents; not a wife to her<br />

husband; not a man to elders; not<br />

elders to bishops, cardinals, or<br />

popes.<br />

A child must obey his<br />

parents, a wife obey her husband,<br />

man obey <strong>the</strong> government, and<br />

Christians obey <strong>the</strong> elders of <strong>the</strong><br />

church, only according to <strong>the</strong><br />

jurisdiction of each. <strong>No</strong> one, o<strong>the</strong>r<br />

than God, has command over <strong>the</strong><br />

moral nature of ano<strong>the</strong>r. A man,<br />

woman, or child will answer to<br />

God for <strong>the</strong> things done in his or<br />

her body, whe<strong>the</strong>r <strong>the</strong>y be good<br />

or bad, irrespective of what <strong>the</strong><br />

powers-that-be have dictated. On<br />

judgment day, no one will avoid<br />

blame by saying, “But I was under<br />

authority.”<br />

We spoke of certain<br />

unalienable rights (duties—<br />

responsibilities) that are given<br />

by God, rights that cannot be<br />

conveyed to ano<strong>the</strong>r; <strong>the</strong>y remain<br />

<strong>the</strong> individual’s sole responsibility<br />

before God. Even your children<br />

have unalienable rights. They<br />

cannot transfer or hand over <strong>the</strong><br />

sexual right of <strong>the</strong>ir bodies to<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir parents. Each moral agent is<br />

responsible before God to guard<br />

his own conscience. <strong>No</strong> child<br />

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him sexually. A wife should not<br />

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<strong>the</strong>se issues are moral.<br />

God has a prior claim on<br />

everyone, even children. When<br />

Jesus was 12-years-old, we find<br />

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Joseph by his prior commitment<br />

to his heavenly Fa<strong>the</strong>r. Though he<br />

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Fa<strong>the</strong>r came first.<br />

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he would be drawing from nude<br />

models in <strong>the</strong> second semester.<br />

The immorality of <strong>the</strong> school<br />

was shocking to him, and being<br />

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a young man of virtue, he knew<br />

that he could not continue in that<br />

environment. When he told his<br />

fa<strong>the</strong>r that he was giving up his<br />

art career for studies in <strong>the</strong>ology<br />

at a nearby Bible Institute of no<br />

reputation, his fa<strong>the</strong>r demanded<br />

The Bible does not command<br />

adults to obey <strong>the</strong>ir parents,<br />

and honor has nothing to do<br />

with subjection to ano<strong>the</strong>r.<br />

that he stay in art school. He<br />

wanted to honor his fa<strong>the</strong>r, but<br />

not at <strong>the</strong> cost of his own honor,<br />

so when appeal and reason failed,<br />

he announced that he was leaving<br />

<strong>the</strong> art school and going to Bible<br />

College. His Christian fa<strong>the</strong>r, a<br />

man of high principles and oldfashioned<br />

ideals, told his son to<br />

leave home if he was going to<br />

disobey. The young man packed<br />

up his bags and left. When his<br />

fa<strong>the</strong>r saw his success in <strong>the</strong><br />

ministry, he forgave his son, but<br />

<strong>the</strong> son, <strong>the</strong>n a minister, never<br />

doubted that he did <strong>the</strong> right thing.<br />

There was a man going about his<br />

Fa<strong>the</strong>r’s business.<br />

When to disobey<br />

government<br />

In every generation <strong>the</strong> church has<br />

its proponents of blind obedience<br />

to government. The church leaders<br />

of Germany preached duty and<br />

submission to <strong>the</strong> powers that be.<br />

That unqualified subjugation of<br />

<strong>the</strong> religious populace enabled<br />

Hitler to march young Christian<br />

men off to conquer <strong>the</strong> world and<br />

kill Jews while singing hymns of<br />

praise to God. Romans 13 is cited<br />

as mandating complete surrender<br />

to <strong>the</strong> current political powers.<br />

But Romans 13:7 qualifies <strong>the</strong><br />

subjection and limits it to<br />

those things over which<br />

government has rightful<br />

jurisdiction. Some<br />

things we owe to<br />

God, not government,<br />

which is what Jesus<br />

had already told us in<br />

Mat<strong>the</strong>w 22:21.<br />

When it comes to taxes and<br />

civil laws that maintain <strong>the</strong><br />

social order, we must obey<br />

<strong>the</strong> government, but when<br />

<strong>the</strong> government tries to get<br />

between God and <strong>the</strong> family,<br />

or between <strong>the</strong> parents and <strong>the</strong><br />

children (in regard to education,<br />

impartation of culture, values, and<br />

worldview) we must obey God, not<br />

government.<br />

Jesus disobeyed civil law<br />

when it interfered with obeying<br />

God (Mat<strong>the</strong>w 21:23-27). And,<br />

Peter and <strong>the</strong> o<strong>the</strong>r apostles placed<br />

God above government, as did<br />

Paul.<br />

Acts 5:27 And when <strong>the</strong>y<br />

had brought <strong>the</strong>m, <strong>the</strong>y set <strong>the</strong>m<br />

before <strong>the</strong> council: and <strong>the</strong> high<br />

priest asked <strong>the</strong>m,<br />

28 Saying, Did not we<br />

straitly command you that ye<br />

should not teach in this name?<br />

and, behold, ye have filled<br />

Jerusalem with your doctrine,<br />

and intend to bring this man’s<br />

blood upon us.<br />

29 Then Peter and <strong>the</strong> o<strong>the</strong>r<br />

apostles answered and said, We<br />

ought to obey God ra<strong>the</strong>r than<br />

men.<br />

Can you believe this?<br />

Dear Mike and Debi,<br />

My husband and I are struggling<br />

with issues with his family. He<br />

was abused by his dad as a child,<br />

and now his bro<strong>the</strong>r has been<br />

charged with abusing children.<br />

His family wants to get toge<strong>the</strong>r,<br />

but I fear for my children. My<br />

husband is undecided. He knows<br />

all those things happened, and<br />

are continuing to happen, and we<br />

could be putting our children at<br />

risk regardless of how hard we<br />

try to watch <strong>the</strong>m. He wants to<br />

show honor to his dad, but does<br />

forgiveness and honor mean<br />

subjecting yourself and your<br />

children to <strong>the</strong>m? Family is <strong>the</strong><br />

ugliest thing in our life, yet we are<br />

commanded to honor and obey.<br />

M. D.<br />

The Bible does not command<br />

adults to obey <strong>the</strong>ir parents,<br />

and honor has nothing to do<br />

with subjection to ano<strong>the</strong>r. Your<br />

children come first. Personally, I<br />

would break off all contact with<br />

<strong>the</strong> old reprobate and “honor” him<br />

from afar. If your husband does<br />

decide to get toge<strong>the</strong>r, make sure<br />

<strong>the</strong> children are never out of your<br />

sight, and never allow <strong>the</strong>m to sit<br />

in <strong>the</strong> “devil’s” lap. On judgment<br />

day, you won’t suffer any loss for<br />

having not trusted your children<br />

to a criminal, but you will suffer<br />

loss now and forever if, on your<br />

watch, your children are molested<br />

because you didn’t have <strong>the</strong><br />

backbone to offend a sinner who<br />

offends children and should be<br />

cast into <strong>the</strong> sea with a concrete<br />

block tied to his head. I say that<br />

with Scriptural authority (Mat<strong>the</strong>w<br />

18:6-10).<br />

Where are <strong>the</strong> men? Has this<br />

doctrine of authority so eroded<br />

common sense and supplanted<br />

personal responsibility that<br />

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eprobate parents should be<br />

unconditionally reverenced as<br />

God?<br />

Dear Pearls,<br />

My dad left my mo<strong>the</strong>r for a<br />

lady he met on <strong>the</strong> internet.<br />

My mom is not blameless in this<br />

situation, for she nagged him to<br />

death for <strong>the</strong> past ten years.<br />

My sister and I have taken<br />

some very hard looks at how<br />

we treat our husbands since all<br />

this happened. Our dilemma is<br />

in trying to honor both parents<br />

without taking sides. Both<br />

parents are trying to win our<br />

favor over <strong>the</strong> o<strong>the</strong>r. Also, my<br />

dad wants us to let him and his<br />

live-in lady take our children<br />

places. How can we honor him<br />

and yet say no. Are we being<br />

judgmental?<br />

D. O.<br />

You’ve got <strong>the</strong> question<br />

backward. It is not how can you<br />

honor him and still say no. The<br />

question is: Having said no, how<br />

can you honor him?<br />

Wise judgment is <strong>the</strong> duty<br />

of every moral agent.<br />

A person without judgment is<br />

a conglomerate of flesh without<br />

humanity. Jesus said, “…judge ye<br />

not what is right?” - Luke 12:57.<br />

He also commanded us, “Judge<br />

not according to <strong>the</strong> appearance,<br />

but judge righteous judgment”-<br />

John 7:24. Likewise, Paul said,<br />

“But he that is spiritual judgeth<br />

all things, yet he himself is<br />

judged of no man”- 1Cor 2:15.<br />

I would just as soon my children<br />

ride on <strong>the</strong> hood of <strong>the</strong> car as go<br />

anywhere with ei<strong>the</strong>r one of <strong>the</strong>m.<br />

Their feelings would be my last<br />

consideration. Where are <strong>the</strong> men?<br />

Mike,<br />

I am 49-years-old and have a<br />

question in regard to obeying my<br />

fa<strong>the</strong>r. I would like to sell my<br />

house and move from <strong>the</strong> area,<br />

but he does not feel I should,<br />

and he reminds me that if I want<br />

God‛s blessing I must honor him.<br />

When am I free to make my own<br />

decision?<br />

R. C.<br />

Eph 6:1 Children, obey your<br />

parents in <strong>the</strong> Lord: for this is<br />

right.<br />

2 Honour thy fa<strong>the</strong>r and<br />

mo<strong>the</strong>r; (which is <strong>the</strong> first<br />

commandment with promise;)<br />

3 That it may be well with<br />

<strong>the</strong>e, and thou mayest live long<br />

on <strong>the</strong> earth.<br />

4 And, ye fa<strong>the</strong>rs, provoke<br />

not your children to wrath: but<br />

bring <strong>the</strong>m up in <strong>the</strong> nurture<br />

and admonition of <strong>the</strong> Lord.<br />

The children that were to<br />

obey <strong>the</strong>ir parents were still<br />

being brought up in nurture and<br />

admonition. There is no example<br />

of an adult obeying his parents. It<br />

is emotionally sick for a parent to<br />

expect his grown children to obey<br />

him.<br />

It should be <strong>the</strong> goal of<br />

every parent to bring<br />

his children to <strong>the</strong> point<br />

of making independent<br />

wise decisions. If<br />

parents have earned<br />

<strong>the</strong> respect of <strong>the</strong>ir children, <strong>the</strong><br />

grown child will want to continue<br />

to consult his parent in matters of<br />

importance, but <strong>the</strong> fi nal decision<br />

is his.<br />

In <strong>the</strong> time of Israel’s<br />

wandering in <strong>the</strong> wilderness, we<br />

find that a person 19-years-old<br />

and under was not considered a<br />

responsible adult, but upon turning<br />

20 he would die for his own sins.<br />

A Jewish child was considered<br />

to be two-years-old with <strong>the</strong><br />

commencement of his thirteenth<br />

month. In our reckoning, <strong>the</strong><br />

nineteen-year-old would be<br />

eighteen.<br />

Dear Mike and Debi,<br />

How do we honor our parents<br />

and yet protect our home? We<br />

have received <strong>the</strong> teaching that<br />

we should honor our parents, and<br />

that if God made <strong>the</strong> command<br />

to do so, and you don‛t, <strong>the</strong>n<br />

you aren‛t obeying God. Our<br />

children have been taught to<br />

respect <strong>the</strong>ir grandparents, but<br />

our parents do not accept our<br />

manner of life and raising of our<br />

children. They often question<br />

us in front of <strong>the</strong> kids and even<br />

go so far as to go against us.<br />

When we are in <strong>the</strong>ir home on<br />

visits, we feel that we are in<br />

competition for <strong>the</strong> kids‛ hearts.<br />

P. R.<br />

Sometimes self-righteous<br />

parents get all up in <strong>the</strong> air<br />

over <strong>the</strong>ir young children<br />

being overindulged in<br />

candy or privileges.<br />

It is not going to hurt <strong>the</strong> kids<br />

to eat junk or experience some<br />

permissiveness several days<br />

out of <strong>the</strong> year. However, if <strong>the</strong><br />

grandparents’ influence is weekly<br />

or even daily and is going to<br />

cause long term adverse effects<br />

in your children, you will want<br />

to correct <strong>the</strong> situation with as<br />

little pain as possible to everyone<br />

involved. Your first duty is to<br />

your children, but try to be wise<br />

and patient. When grandparents<br />

know you mean business, and<br />

you have established boundaries,<br />

and <strong>the</strong> consequences are loss of<br />

contact with <strong>the</strong> children, <strong>the</strong>y will<br />

comply. In <strong>the</strong> final analysis, my<br />

children would be raised without<br />

grandparents before <strong>the</strong>y would<br />

be damned by <strong>the</strong>m. Again, <strong>the</strong><br />

root of <strong>the</strong> problem is your lack of<br />

resolve and backbone. When you<br />

get kindly tough, <strong>the</strong> grandparents<br />

will most likely back down.<br />

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Dear Michael,<br />

I am thirty-years-old. I would<br />

like to know when, if ever,<br />

is <strong>the</strong> authority of <strong>the</strong> old<br />

parents no longer in force over<br />

an adult son, especially if <strong>the</strong><br />

mo<strong>the</strong>r is not in authority to<br />

her husband? Although I am<br />

not married, I have been on my<br />

own for many years, and I am<br />

well established in my career<br />

and ministry. My mo<strong>the</strong>r is a<br />

divorcee, so I have provided<br />

for her over <strong>the</strong> years. My dad<br />

has not been a part of my life<br />

for many years. Mo<strong>the</strong>r can be<br />

very spiritually manipulative. I<br />

have met a young woman whom I<br />

believe would make an excellent<br />

wife and mo<strong>the</strong>r to my children.<br />

She is not only a good choice,<br />

but she has my heart, and I<br />

believe I have hers. Her family<br />

is wonderful. They would be all<br />

for our marriage. My mo<strong>the</strong>r,<br />

on <strong>the</strong> o<strong>the</strong>r hand, does not<br />

like <strong>the</strong> idea. A while back, my<br />

mo<strong>the</strong>r did pick out a wife for<br />

me. She was sure this was <strong>the</strong><br />

girl God had for me to marry. I<br />

was willing to talk to <strong>the</strong> girl‛s<br />

parents, although I was not in<br />

any way attracted to her. As it<br />

turned out, <strong>the</strong> girl was already<br />

asked for and soon married. Do<br />

I, as a grown man, submit to my<br />

mo<strong>the</strong>r, or should she, a woman<br />

without a head, submit to me?<br />

The Last Straw<br />

my home to her liking, meddles<br />

in our finances, belittles my<br />

husband, telling him he‛s foolish<br />

to spend money this way and<br />

that. My o<strong>the</strong>r stepmo<strong>the</strong>r<br />

throws fits when<br />

we aren‛t “fair.”<br />

Both women want<br />

100% loyalty and<br />

subjection from<br />

us. My mo<strong>the</strong>r<br />

examines <strong>the</strong><br />

kids for bruises<br />

and marks<br />

and uses <strong>the</strong><br />

“examination”<br />

as a tool to<br />

threaten calling<br />

<strong>the</strong> DHS when<br />

things don‛t go<br />

her way. Help us.<br />

A Reader<br />

Grow up. If<br />

I had a parent<br />

or in-law that<br />

threatened to call<br />

child protection<br />

on me, I would move to a different<br />

state and not leave any forwarding<br />

address. They could report me<br />

missing, but <strong>the</strong>y could never<br />

report me to <strong>the</strong> authorities.<br />

Where are <strong>the</strong> men to allow a<br />

cantankerous old battle-ax to<br />

intimidate <strong>the</strong> family? Open <strong>the</strong><br />

door and show her <strong>the</strong> way out.<br />

When has a parental<br />

authority been taken<br />

to far?<br />

The young man failed her course.<br />

<strong>No</strong>w it appears <strong>the</strong> little sister<br />

will end up an old maid too. And<br />

<strong>the</strong>n <strong>the</strong> clincher is our own<br />

daughter. A young man asked<br />

for her with full<br />

blessings of his<br />

parents (mom).<br />

After months<br />

of careful<br />

courtship, his<br />

mom said she<br />

felt it was not<br />

right. The young<br />

man came to tell<br />

us what his mom<br />

felt, yet he knew<br />

she has always<br />

been rebellious<br />

and manipulative,<br />

and he was not<br />

going to let<br />

her control him<br />

as she does<br />

her husband.<br />

My husband<br />

agreed, but<br />

<strong>the</strong> poor young<br />

man agonizes over <strong>the</strong> lack of<br />

harmony at such a special time.<br />

<strong>No</strong>w his mom says he can marry<br />

in 2 years, and I suspect he will<br />

finally obey his mo<strong>the</strong>r.<br />

One thing is clear in all<br />

<strong>the</strong>se situations: <strong>the</strong> females<br />

in <strong>the</strong> family are all determined<br />

to dominate! When is enoughenough?<br />

M. O.<br />

<strong>No</strong>, <strong>the</strong> last straw is your<br />

backbone. You don’t deserve a<br />

wife if you allow your mo<strong>the</strong>r to<br />

continue to rule you. Men must<br />

be men before <strong>the</strong>y marry. There<br />

is absolutely no Scripture that<br />

supports <strong>the</strong> concept of a man<br />

submitting to his mo<strong>the</strong>r. Where<br />

are <strong>the</strong> men?<br />

Dear Pearls,<br />

How do we set boundaries gently<br />

while maintaining relationship<br />

and honor with our parents?<br />

My mo<strong>the</strong>r-in-law redecorates<br />

Dear Pearls,<br />

One topic we would like you to<br />

address is, “When has parental<br />

authority been taken too far?”<br />

We have friends who gave <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

approval of a potential spouse<br />

for one of <strong>the</strong>ir grown children.<br />

When <strong>the</strong> mo<strong>the</strong>r got into a<br />

fuss with <strong>the</strong> o<strong>the</strong>r mo<strong>the</strong>r, she<br />

called it off. We have ano<strong>the</strong>r<br />

family in our church where <strong>the</strong><br />

same thing happened, except <strong>the</strong><br />

older sister, who it appears will<br />

be forever single, convinced her<br />

dad to start a series of lectures<br />

and give ultimatums to <strong>the</strong> young<br />

man who loves her little sister.<br />

Yesterday!<br />

When to give over<br />

your rights<br />

Dear Pearls,<br />

I am a 31-year-old widow<br />

with 7 children. My church<br />

has been very supportive of<br />

my family, and I would like to<br />

stay meeting <strong>the</strong>re. We had<br />

recently moved and had started<br />

a new church when my husband<br />

was killed. The new church<br />

has several doctrines that we<br />

never followed. The leadership<br />

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asked that I find ano<strong>the</strong>r place<br />

to worship if I do not want to<br />

wear a scarf. My husband never<br />

believed such a thing, and I do<br />

not feel <strong>the</strong> men of <strong>the</strong> church<br />

have authority over me in such<br />

private matters. What do you<br />

think?<br />

If my wife were left a widow<br />

with 7 children, and she had a<br />

church that was willing to give<br />

guidance and assistance, and <strong>the</strong>y<br />

wore two gallon plastic pails<br />

on <strong>the</strong>ir heads, making that a<br />

condition of fellowship, I would<br />

hope she would go to Wal-Mart<br />

and buy 8 plastic pails.<br />

As we said earlier, we do<br />

not have a right to commute our<br />

consciences to ano<strong>the</strong>r, but a scarf<br />

on your head is not going to be an<br />

affront to your conscience. The<br />

church was right to tell you to<br />

make a choice. I can’t believe you<br />

would find that to be a difficult<br />

decision. And who knows what<br />

God might do if an eligible man<br />

in that church saw and respected<br />

your submission.<br />

The conclusion of <strong>the</strong><br />

matter<br />

We included that last letter to<br />

make <strong>the</strong> point of not being petty.<br />

If a church wants you to wear<br />

black or dark blue to <strong>the</strong> service—<br />

as <strong>the</strong> Amish do—it should not be<br />

a problem with you. If <strong>the</strong> elders<br />

demand that all women wear long<br />

dresses and all men wear bow ties,<br />

on such nonessentials we are at<br />

liberty to give over our liberties.<br />

If you have a preacher who<br />

preaches <strong>the</strong> Word of God from<br />

a King James Bible and he and<br />

his family walk in holiness, you<br />

should be able to put up with a<br />

lot of nonsense and pettiness.<br />

As much as I dislike structured<br />

religion, I would take a big<br />

spoonful of it every week to hear<br />

<strong>the</strong> Word of God expounded<br />

accurately.<br />

It is time for men to be men,<br />

mo<strong>the</strong>rs to be mo<strong>the</strong>rs, children<br />

to be children, and ministers of<br />

<strong>the</strong> Word to tend to study and<br />

preaching. Parents must take <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

hands off <strong>the</strong>ir grown children,<br />

and grown children must assume<br />

responsibility and authority for all<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir actions.<br />

It has exhausted me to write<br />

this. We have made enemies and<br />

raised a lot of questions. I trust<br />

we have provided some Biblical<br />

answers.<br />

Mat<strong>the</strong>w 23:8 But be not ye<br />

called Rabbi: for one is your<br />

Master, even Christ; and all ye<br />

are brethren.<br />

9 And call no man your<br />

fa<strong>the</strong>r upon <strong>the</strong> earth: for one is<br />

your Fa<strong>the</strong>r, which is in heaven.<br />

10 Nei<strong>the</strong>r be ye called<br />

masters: for one is your Master,<br />

even Christ.<br />

11 But he that is greatest<br />

among you shall be your<br />

servant.<br />

12 And whosoever shall exalt<br />

himself shall be abased; and he<br />

that shall humble himself shall<br />

be exalted. <br />

Crayons... or Crowns?<br />

enjoy your newsletters so much. Have had your marriage tapes for a while. We’ve gotten such<br />

I good from <strong>the</strong>m.<br />

I have to tell you about a family joke we now have concerning <strong>the</strong> tapes. In one spot, Michael<br />

talks about a woman doing <strong>the</strong> right thing even when her husband is not. He says when she gets to<br />

heaven she will have a sack full of crowns. With his sou<strong>the</strong>rn accent, my husband mistook him to<br />

say a sack full of crayons.<br />

Well, we fi gured out what he actually said. But now, whenever <strong>the</strong>re is something we should do,<br />

but don’t necessarily want to, we joke about getting a sack full of crayons in heaven. ☺<br />

Thank you,<br />

Mrs. W<br />

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Autoimmune Disease<br />

autism<br />

20<br />

answered<br />

This past year we have been getting a significant increase in <strong>the</strong> number of letters<br />

that deal with health and health-related behavioral problems. Although <strong>the</strong><br />

symptoms are wide-ranging and greatly varied, <strong>the</strong>y have ei<strong>the</strong>r one of two things in<br />

common—digestive<br />

ADHD<br />

Crohn’s<br />

Chronic Fatigue<br />

Fibromyalgia<br />

OCD<br />

Schizophrenia<br />

While <strong>the</strong> women may have<br />

chronic fatigue, and men<br />

experience mood swings, <strong>the</strong><br />

children will occasionally<br />

manifest extremely bizarre<br />

emotional behavior that<br />

is totally out of character.<br />

Adopted children have often<br />

been cited as manifesting<br />

a higher degree of strange<br />

behavior, thought to be<br />

emotional in origin or <strong>the</strong><br />

result of inherited sin. Some<br />

behavior is so strange and out<br />

of character that many have<br />

attributed it to demon possession.<br />

Every day here at <strong>No</strong> <strong>Greater</strong> <strong>Joy</strong> <strong>Ministries</strong>,<br />

we sit down and prayerfully consider each letter.<br />

Often I have only part of an answer, sometimes<br />

no answer at all. Everyone has spiritual,<br />

emotional, and physical needs. We need to<br />

give whole answers. It is often perplexing and<br />

difficult, sometimes impossible to unravel <strong>the</strong><br />

web of confusion.<br />

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readers who suggested I read Unraveling<br />

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<strong>the</strong> Mystery of AUTISM and<br />

Pervasive Developmental<br />

Disorder, by Karyn Seroussi.<br />

Autism has always interested<br />

me. Over <strong>the</strong> years I have read<br />

everything I could find on <strong>the</strong><br />

subject. But as I read this book,<br />

I knew <strong>the</strong> research had broader<br />

implications than just Autism.<br />

It uncovered <strong>the</strong> causes of such<br />

maladies as fibromyalgia, chronic<br />

fatigue, Crohn’s, ADHD and<br />

many auto-immune diseases.<br />

As I read through <strong>the</strong><br />

developing story and considered<br />

<strong>the</strong> implications of <strong>the</strong> unfolding research, many<br />

people came to my mind—some friends and<br />

family, and many who have written—suffering<br />

with muscle, bone and head pain, skin disorders,<br />

extreme fatigue, foggy minds, anxiety, and/or<br />

hopelessness. I knew <strong>the</strong> information found<br />

in this book could change <strong>the</strong>ir lives. And for<br />

<strong>the</strong> many children, whose lives have been a<br />

nightmare, I now knew <strong>the</strong>re was hope.<br />

To me, this book is beautiful. It is<br />

investigative medical research carried out by

professionals, but written in an<br />

emotionally compelling story<br />

form. The author’s compilation<br />

of information came about as a<br />

result of her own personal effort<br />

to find a cure for her autistic son.<br />

As I read Karyn’s struggle, it was<br />

like reading a letter from one of<br />

our readers, only this time I could<br />

read <strong>the</strong> solution. Her autistic<br />

son is now functioning like any<br />

normal child. It was thrilling to<br />

read of <strong>the</strong> many children who<br />

were made whole.<br />

Autism has some bizarre<br />

patterns that appear to be devils.<br />

The smearing of feces, <strong>the</strong> highpitched<br />

screaming, <strong>the</strong> ceaseless<br />

patterned movements, and <strong>the</strong><br />

inability to look into anyone’s<br />

eyes are strange and suspicious<br />

symptoms. Some years back, I<br />

had an opportunity to spend time<br />

observing two little boys and<br />

one girl who were autistic, and I<br />

knew it had to have a biological<br />

source. Childhood vaccinations<br />

were implicated; <strong>the</strong>n yeast,<br />

fungus, antibiotics, allergies,<br />

diet, and DNA. The more I<br />

learned <strong>the</strong> more it seemed a<br />

series of fragmented pieces that<br />

did not match <strong>the</strong> wide range of<br />

profoundly bizarre symptoms<br />

found in autism.<br />

Karyn shows research<br />

findings that will shock you. She<br />

will lead you through <strong>the</strong> steps of<br />

discovery of <strong>the</strong> scientists who<br />

found in <strong>the</strong> colon of autistic<br />

children <strong>the</strong> same extremely<br />

toxic, non-human substance found<br />

in <strong>the</strong> colons of LSD users and<br />

Schizophrenia patients. She lets<br />

her story unfold as it unfolded to<br />

<strong>the</strong> researchers <strong>the</strong>mselves. She<br />

tells of <strong>the</strong>ir shock, disbelief,<br />

and struggle to find answers<br />

as to where and how this toxin<br />

came about and finally how <strong>the</strong>y<br />

searched for cures. What <strong>the</strong>y<br />

found under <strong>the</strong>ir microscopes might be able to eat. She also<br />

was often shocking.<br />

listed places where foods can<br />

The book reveals that genetic be ordered, and introduces o<strong>the</strong>r<br />

predisposition to autism does books on <strong>the</strong> subject. There are<br />

not necessarily mean you will be a few simple recipes. This book<br />

autistic. She follows <strong>the</strong> trail of is NOT about good nutrition.<br />

research that proves antibiotics, She doesn’t even address <strong>the</strong><br />

vaccinations, yeast, ear infections, subject. If you are really serious<br />

allergies, and DNA are all part about good health, each person<br />

of a strange puzzle, sometimes reading this should do <strong>the</strong>ir own<br />

leading to autism—sometimes research into nutrition. Many of<br />

to o<strong>the</strong>r undesirable maladies. her methods of healing could be<br />

People with a weakened immune dealt with in a different manner.<br />

system fall victim to disease when The book is <strong>the</strong> story of many<br />

a simple case of candida (yeast) professionals working to piece<br />

is not destroyed before it turns toge<strong>the</strong>r a strange medical puzzle.<br />

into its mycelial form (fungal). The all-important question,<br />

She explains how <strong>the</strong> toxic waste “Why is my child like this?” is<br />

caused from fungus can affect answered. You really need to read<br />

people in different ways, none <strong>the</strong> book.<br />

of which are pleasant. Research For your convenience we are<br />

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I have read on <strong>the</strong> web where My Personal Opinion<br />

o<strong>the</strong>r researchers believe even and Musings<br />

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found in our colon, with naturally<br />

fermented foods. To add insult to<br />

injury, <strong>the</strong> naturally-occurring bad<br />

bacteria, also found in our colon,<br />

is regularly fertilized with daily<br />

yeast breads and sugars which<br />

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monster and turns into fungus that<br />

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The fungus goes through<br />

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us. It comes out of our skin,<br />

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and, horror of horrors, invades our<br />

brain. It makes us feel terrible.<br />

We cannot sleep, and yet we<br />

are always exhausted. We have<br />

headaches, and our minds are a<br />

fog. Our children have asthma,<br />

allergies, and are overweight.<br />

Once you develop yeast<br />

overgrowth, what can you do?<br />

There is no simple answer.<br />

Changing your eating habits,<br />

getting off yeast breads, and<br />

ceasing <strong>the</strong> use of so many drugs<br />

is a start. It is time to take control<br />

of your own health, do your own<br />

research and get well.<br />

More Musings…<br />

I am always looking for<br />

emergency cures for missionaries<br />

or even for treating plaguelike<br />

diseases in a primitive<br />

setting. Last week while I was<br />

reading Darlene Rose’s book,<br />

Evidence Unseen, I noticed a<br />

wartime cure-all. I read that <strong>the</strong><br />

Japanese used Epsom Salts as<br />

an internal cleanser (available<br />

in any drugstore, directions on<br />

<strong>the</strong> box) to treat <strong>the</strong>ir prisoners<br />

for everything from parasites to<br />

dysentery, with amazing results.<br />

Then I remembered that my mom<br />

and dad have done Epsom Salts<br />

cleanses every year for years.<br />

Anyone who has ever made yeast<br />

bread knows that you need to<br />

be careful when adding <strong>the</strong> salt<br />

because it kills <strong>the</strong> yeast. Yeast<br />

in Scripture is always corruption;<br />

of course, yeast is a rotting and<br />

blowing up process. In <strong>the</strong> Old<br />

Testament, <strong>the</strong> Jews were required<br />

to clean everything and to fast<br />

from yeast every year. Today we<br />

are told that when we wash salad<br />

we should pour salt in <strong>the</strong> wash<br />

water because it kills any bugs or<br />

parasites and disease that might be<br />

on <strong>the</strong> vegetables. The Bible says<br />

we are <strong>the</strong> salt of <strong>the</strong> earth. I like<br />

that. Just musing.<br />

“Unraveling <strong>the</strong> Mystery<br />

of Autism and Pervasive<br />

Developmental Disorder”<br />

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